   Chapter 9, Problem 44QAP ### Introductory Chemistry: A Foundati...

9th Edition
Steven S. Zumdahl + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337399425

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Chapter
Section ### Introductory Chemistry: A Foundati...

9th Edition
Steven S. Zumdahl + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337399425
Textbook Problem
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# Balance the following chemical equation, and then answer the question below.:math> CuSO 4 ( a q ) + KI ( s ) → CuI ( s ) + I 2 ( s ) + K 2 SO 4 ( a q ) ich reactant is the limiting reactant? Choose the best answer.th CuSO 4 and Kl are equally limiting because they react in a 1:1 mole ratio.i>   CuSO 4 is the limiting reactant because only 2 moles are available compared with 4 moles of Kl.i>Kl is the limiting reactant because it is present in excess.i>Neither CuSO4 nor Kl is a limiting reactant because 6 total moles are present on the reactant side compared with 5 total moles on the product side.i>The limiting reactant cannot be determined because the starting amounts are not given.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The given chemical equation should be balanced and which reactant is the limiting reactant should be determined. Answer should be chosen from the multiple answers given.

Concept Introduction:

To determine how much product can be formed from a given mixture of reactants, we have to look for the reactant that is limiting; the one that runs out first and thus limits the amount of product that can form. The reactant that runs out first limiting the amount of products form is called the limiting reactant or limiting reagent. In order to determine limiting reactant, first the known masses of reactants should be converted into moles. Then according to the balanced equation, how many moles will be consumed should be calculated. Then limiting reactant is determined.

Explanation

Reason for correct option: In order to determine limiting reactant, first the known masses of reactants should be converted into moles...

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